Posted by: Dr. Tyrone A. Holmes | January 26, 2009

The 10 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes #6: Skipping Breakfast

 Another common mistake for people attempting to lose weight is to skip breakfast.  In many ways, that’s perfectly understandable.  Given our hectic schedules, some of us would rather sleep later and skip the morning meal.  Some of us aren’t that hungry in the morning and would rather wait until lunchtime to eat.  But be warned – you do this with great risk when it comes to maintaining a healthy weight.  Studies have consistently shown that eating breakfast on a daily basis is the one behavior that most healthy weight people have in common.  Failure to eat breakfast inevitably leads to lower blood sugar, increased hunger and increased caloric intake later in the day.  So eat a healthy breakfast within two hours of waking each morning.  This will help boost your metabolism while reducing your hunger throughout the day.  And remember, breakfast does not have to consist of traditional food items such as cereal, eggs, bacon etc.  Nor does it have to be a large meal.  Try eating a piece of fruit or two.  You can broil a piece of fish or eat a small plate of pasta.  Feel free to be creative and think outside the box when it comes to breakfast.  Just make sure what you’re eating is reasonably healthy.

NEXT POST – January 29, 2009

The 10 Biggest Weight Loss Mistakes # 7 – Eating Only 1 or 2 Meals a Day

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